Swing into Spring & Bloom Where You Are Planted!


Welcome Spring!

I’m ready for the Bloom,

and joining

All Things Home Tours Swing into Spring!

I’m thrilled to be joining Suzy at Worthing Court and

Yvonne at StoneGable for some spring vignettes,

sharing blooms in my Potting Shed.

Moving a Potting Shed

My Potting Shed had a move in October,

and I’m happy to report she made it

safely to her new, sunny location.

Spring Fever and Serving Up Flowers!

 Along with the arrival of spring and the daffodils,

I’m ready to break in a new pair of gardening gloves . . .


 . . .to get her ready to bloom

where she is planted!


Starting first on the inside

until we’re past our

freeze/frost date of April 15th.


To step into spring, I planted wellies

with hydrangeas, alstroemeria, and

tulips for some blooming inspiration.



And cut some camellias to bring inside to

fill an assortment of vintage cups & creamers.




The Burgess Flower Book for Children 

 is weighing in on floral inspiration. . .



And stamped flatware offers sentiments

and words of encouragement :)



A Staffordshire Bouquet, picked at a favorite antique mall

rather than nursery, is blooming in a

vintage Reliable Seeds Box.


Convenient for year round dish gardening

and to Keep Calm and Garden On :)


And my Hatherley Lattistep is

blooming with some gardening inspiration

and a crop of reproduction seed cards.




Branches from a pear tree are

flowering in a watering can. . .




And a creamer is serving up

 additional camellia blooms.






To Swing into Spring, you’re invited to share or visit for spring inspiration. Link up with your mantels, recipes, crafts, vignettes or porches & wreaths at the parties below.

The links will be open for 6 days so you have plenty of time to participate and join in the fun!

Mantels (Monday, March 17)
Craftberry Bush
French Country Cottage
The Lilypad Cottage

Recipes (Tuesday, March 18)
Marty’s Musings
Atta Girl Says
My Soulful Home

Crafts (Wednesday, March 19)
At the Picket Fence
Petticoat Junktion
Uncommon Designs

Vignettes (Thursday, March 20)
Worthing Court
Stone Gable
Home is Where the Boat Is

Porches & Wreaths (Friday, March 21)
The Everyday Home
Our Southern Home
Confessions of a Plate Addict


Don’t miss amazing spring inspiration from

Suzy at Worthing Court

and Yvonne at StoneGable!


Bloom Where You Are Planted and

share your spring vignettes below.

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Thank you for your visit, I’m sharing with:

 Metamorphosis Monday,

The Scoop,  Inspire Me Tuesday,

Wow Us Wednesdays,  

 Home Sweet HomeBe Inspired Friday,

 Feathered Nest FridaySeasonal Sundays

  47 comments for “Swing into Spring & Bloom Where You Are Planted!

  1. Marilyn
    March 20, 2014 at 7:17 am

    This is beautiful and makes me want spring soon! NO snow….I live in Winston-Salem and they are expecting nice temps thru the weekend and snow next week…will it ever leave??
    Anyway, my question is about the pewter? cream and sugar set on the mantel. Is this a family heirloom? I have a set very similar from my Grandmother and have always wanted to know the date.

    Thanks for sharing your talents with us in blogland!

    • March 20, 2014 at 8:00 am

      Hi Marilyn, The collection of sugars and creamers are odds and ends I picked up at a consignment store and antique mall. They were around $5 a piece, they’re dented and scratched but I liked the flower etchings and left them unpolished. They’re marked ‘triple plate’ and I can’t make out the other words stamped on the bottom under the tarnish :)

  2. dah
    March 20, 2014 at 7:20 am

    absolutely gorgeous. happy spring

  3. JP
    March 20, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Oh, my, what a gardener’s delight….so many wonderful collections and camellias. My double, deep red ones are in bloom right now, too! Your collection of Staffordshire looks great inside when I posted about them last fall. I will be looking forward to seeing more of your spring creations.

  4. March 20, 2014 at 7:35 am

    I am loving the vintage seed packets. I would love to know more about acquiring some. Guess I need to google.
    Bloom Where You Are Planted is a personal favorite saying with me. When I lived in Alaska, I missed home. I was part of a welcoming group to new wives and we used that as our theme. It was a reminder to look for the good in new places and get busy growing.

    Your blooms in your lovely collection of watering cans are full of the promise of spring and bring delight. Your vintage boxes, trays, seed packets, flower frogs, books and vases add so much charm and warm my heart.

    • March 20, 2014 at 7:56 am

      Thanks for your sweet comments Bonnie! The reproduction seed packets are actually post cards from Cavallini & Co. You can find them here.

  5. franki
    March 20, 2014 at 7:54 am

    We have those same camellias blooming…although, many got “nipped in the bud” with the unusually crazy weather. Your potting shed has graduated to even “more beautiful!!” franki

  6. March 20, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Mary, I think that I could live in your wonderful garden shed. Would that be ok? ;) You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful talent! I’ve tried to find a favorite, but I love every.single.thing. Thank you so much for joining me today for the Swing Into Spring party. Happy first day of spring!

  7. March 20, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Mary, it is always delightful to take a trip out to your garden shed! We are very hesitant about planting anything else due to the expected cold next week. I think I have a salt and pepper set to go with your Staffordshire china.

  8. March 20, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Ahhh my favorite potting shed looks perfect blooming from within, Mary. The blooming wellies add a special touch and I love the camellias gracing the shelf nestled in the pretty pitchers. The “Bloom” sign above the door and the chalkboard sign set the stage. Thanks for sharing your magic with us, Mary.

  9. March 20, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Mary, you’ve got me so inspired for Spring! Can’t wait to get out and spruce up the back porch! You have so many great ideas!

  10. March 20, 2014 at 9:20 am

    oh Mary, your potting shed is indeed in FULL bloom! I just love how you’ve tucked those gorgeous camellia blooms everywhere~and your photos make your potting shed seem like it’s as big as a greenhouse! All your vintage touches make everything feel so comforting and like stepping into the pages of a good book, it just takes you away!

  11. Kim
    March 20, 2014 at 9:44 am

    So beautiful!

  12. March 20, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Oh you know how much I love your garden shed…you amaze me every time you feature it with the most amazingly creative vignettes…Cannot think of anything better to welcome in Spring than to see your spectacular garden shed…FB’ing and pinning!!! Happy Spring Mary!!!

  13. March 20, 2014 at 9:51 am

    P.S. are those new Wellies?…love them!!

  14. March 20, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Very spring time ! Today being the first day of spring , you did it justice!💐🌷🌻🌺

  15. March 20, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Oh my this is just unbelievable, I have told you before I can just live in this shed. Your vignettes always are just stunning. PINNING ALOT!!!!


  16. March 20, 2014 at 11:12 am

    I’m happily blooming in my dreams as I scroll through this post, Mary. Always, always a treat to visit your potting shed. You are the master at vignettes! Happy Spring and Bloom On! ~ Sarah

  17. March 20, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I love Thorton W Burgess books especially his animal books, I read them all when I was a child in country school. I know that through his books he fostered my love of taking care of the animals no matter if they were farm or wild. Your vignettes are always so interesting, thanks for sharing with us.

  18. March 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    love love LOVE every bit and pieces! this is so up my garden alley ;-)

  19. March 20, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Making me homesick for a North Carolina Spring!

  20. March 20, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Hi Mary, Our snow is melting and today I saw tiny green tips of daffodils peeking through the mud! Planting day here is traditionally Mother’s Day ~ frost is possible until just before that date. I can’t wait to see your outdoor plantings in your shed’s new location! Your camellias are gorgeous and I’m wondering if the pear blossoms have a scent. Flowering trees are one of the truly glorious parts of Spring! Linda

  21. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    March 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    A quick glance at the title and I thought I read “sewing into spring” and I thought, wow, that’s really different for Mary… But then I re-read it and knew I was at the right blog:@) Everything looks great, I can’t believe such pretty flowers bloom in these colder conditions. Your chalkboard looks great too, love the daff:@)

  22. March 20, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I love every bit of it Mary! Gorgeous post!

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  24. March 20, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I absolutely adore the photos with the garden boots and flowers. SO CUTE!!!

  25. March 20, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Oh you just create the most beautiful vignettes! They look so natural and relaxed and you have captured Spring perfectly. So thrilled to be part of this party with you!

  26. March 20, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    This is just delightful, Mary! You put so much work into your posts. I have camellia envy. I have it on my wish list. They are not that common here, very pricey. They are so pretty!

  27. March 21, 2014 at 4:16 am

    This is absolutely stunning!! I simply cannot WAIT for Spring! We are still having snow here in NY, but I am very happy to report that we will be heading south for the next month…cannot wait to experience flowers and warmth and sun!! Happy Spring Mary! Hugs to Chloe and Gracie!! Your potting shed looks beautiful.

  28. March 21, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Such a delightful collection of beautifully inspiring layouts, Mary! You truly have a knack for this sort of thing. Everything is just lovely…I know how much time it takes to set up & photograph such gorgeous scenes. Well done!
    Our “last frost” date is Memorial Day around here!!!

  29. paula
    March 21, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Charming!! sure would be a lucky gal to have the shed in her garden :)
    Every detail is just wonderful !!
    Mary, did you make your spoons with the words? I”m thinking about getting one of the stamp kits myself.

  30. Cheryl
    March 21, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Mary, loved, loved, loved your post today. I am always in awe of your potting shed and the beautiful creations you make there. The faux bios watering can caught my eye…that’s a great one!

  31. RS
    March 22, 2014 at 7:13 am

    While scrolling quickly through this blog post, your dangling potting shed looked like a little bird house hanging from a tree! I had to go back and review. Sweet and fun as always.

  32. March 22, 2014 at 9:16 am

    It’s just lovely,Mary. I love the precious touches you add to all things vintage and beautiful! Thank you for joining us on the tour!

  33. Laura
    March 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I love your garden themed decor. Your pictures are gorgeous!

  34. mitchellfifty@aol.com
    March 24, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Hi Mary…I so enjoy your blog! You are really a gifted person and so generous to take the time this takes to share it with so many. I am very grateful! I wonder if you could tell me where I might find bubble glassware? I so admire all your beautiful colored ones. sally jo

  35. March 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    My husband tried to dig adn the ground is still frozen! We are still dreaming even though more snow is coming tomorrow. As always love your photos that are so inspiring.

  36. March 25, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Absolutely beautiful!!! I am so ready for spring. Our last frost date in Upstate, SC is April 15th as well….counting the days! Thanks so much for the beautiful spring inspiration! ~Christy

  37. March 25, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Our last frost date in Upstate, SC is April 15th as well! Counting down the days until I can plant.Thanks for the lovely spring inspiration! ~Christy

  38. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    March 25, 2014 at 10:13 am

    You know that I totally adore your garden shed, it is fabulous and moving it, wow, I am impressed. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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